Democrats wanted a spending freeze, while Republicans demanded $61 billion in cuts. The final agreement was $39 billion, and the Republicans dropped efforts to undercut healthcare reform and family planning. Those are the broad outlines of last Friday's agreement, with the details yet to come, and even, perhaps, still subject to change.
Winners and Losers in the Budget Shutdown Showdown
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